Today’s report, The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General, comes a half century after the historic 1964 Surgeon General’s report, which concluded that cigarette smoking causes lung cancer. Over the last 50 years tobacco control efforts have saved 8 million lives. This report provides the push to speed up public health and clinical strategies to drop overall smoking rates to less than 10% in the next decade.
Did you know?
Did you know that people with mental illness smoke 44% of all the cigarettes sold in this country? Did you know that people with mental illness smoke 2 to 3 times more than the average US adult population? Did you know that 70% of people with mental illness want to quit? Did you know that people with mental illness can be just as successful in quitting as anyone else?
Northern Lakes CMH is starting a new grant project to improve this! Read more at Saving Lives: New project will help those with mental illness become smoke-free!